Qualification details

AHC50510 - Diploma of Arboriculture (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC50516 - Diploma of ArboricultureThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC50510 Diploma of Arboriculture 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTF50203 - Diploma of Horticulture (Arboriculture) 09/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCWRK503A - Prepare reportsPrepare reportsSupersededN/A
AHCWRK504A - Assess new industry developmentsAssess new industry developmentsSupersededN/A
AHCARB502A - Identify, select and specify treesIdentify, select and specify treesSupersededN/A
BSBRES401A - Analyse and present research informationAnalyse and present research informationSupersededN/A
AHCARB505A - Document and audit tree workDocument and audit tree workSupersededN/A
AHCARB503A - Diagnose tree diseasesDiagnose tree diseasesSupersededN/A
AHCBUS503A - Negotiate and monitor contractsNegotiate and monitor contractsSupersededN/A
AHCPCM601A - Develop and implement a plant health management strategyDevelop and implement a plant health management strategySupersededN/A
AHCWRK510A - Audit site operationsAudit site operationsSupersededN/A
AHCOHS501A - Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processesManage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processesSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362511 Arborist 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-79 Science Technical Officers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Arboriculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Tree Preservation Officer,Arborist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362212 Arborist 04/Nov/201131/Mar/2022
ANZSCO Identifier 362511 Arborist 01/Apr/2022 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-79 Science Technical Officers Nec 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


The Diploma of Arboriculture reflects the role of personnel working as consultant arborists.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or completion of the Certificate III in Arboriculture or equivalent qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Advanced Diploma of Horticulture.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Consulting arborist

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Listening and understanding
  • Speaking clearly and directly
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
  • Writing to audience needs
  • Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • Establishing/using networks
  • Sharing information
  • Negotiating responsively


  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups
  • Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team
  • Applying teamwork skills to a range of situations
  • Identifying and using the strengths of other team members


  • Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems
  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Solving problems individually or in teams
  • Applying a range of strategies in problem solving
  • Using numeracy skills to solve problems
  • Testing assumptions and taking context into account

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations
  • Being creative in response to workplace challenges
  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others
  • Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters
  • Translating ideas into actions
  • Developing a strategic, creative long-term vision

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Using basic business systems for planning and organising
  • Being appropriately resourceful
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables
  • Determining or applying required resources
  • Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements
  • Managing time and priorities
  • Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Defining own learning needs
  • Carrying out independent learning to improve capability


  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using technology to organise data

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of ten (10) units made up of five (5) core units and five (5) elective units.


  • a minimum of three (3) units must come from the elective units list
  • a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective units or from units aligned to Certificate IV or above in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the arboriculture industry.



AHCARB501A Assess trees

AHCARB502A Identify, select and specify trees

AHCARB503A Diagnose tree diseases

AHCARB504A Develop a tree protection program

AHCARB505A Document and audit tree work



AHCBUS503A Negotiate and monitor contracts

AHCBUS504A Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

Occupational health and safety 

AHCOHS501A Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


AHCPCM601A Develop and implement a plant health management strategy


AHCWRK503A Prepare reports

AHCWRK504A Assess new industry developments

AHCWRK507A Implement professional practice

AHCWRK508A Interpret legislation

AHCWRK509A Provide specialist advice to clients

AHCWRK510A Audit site operations